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Single mode,bright flashlights..?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Shanghai McCoy, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

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    OK, I have an assortment of flashlights but the single mode ones are not high lumen. Those are the "keep handy in the top drawer for when the power goes out" lights.

    The ones that are high lumen for "other" circumstances also have the assorted features like low and strobe. I often find that annoying when needing bright ,and getting battery saver dim, whilst chasing out the door after a pesky coon...

    So, what is a simple, one setting, bright,reliable,durable and affordable flashlight to have ?
     
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  2. Jim Watson

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    I know what you mean. I'd like to have lights with off and on, period. Or at least a separate button for "modes".
    I have an O Light in a bracket with powerful magnet to give me a weaponlight on a steel frame without grooves. It stays put, but the multi-mode light greatly reduces its utility. I dug out the instructions and found that if I double click the switch it goes straight to "turbo" which is what is needed for low light shooting. Now if I can just remember that when the buzzer goes off.
     
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    I know, old school and outdated. But for scanning the back yard for noxious critters before letting the dog out it fills the bill. Doubles as a handy billy club should the need arise. Been clipped to the pantry door for many many moons.
     

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  5. Shanghai McCoy

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    Yep, that's a classic. Got one like that handy too but these smaller and brighter LED lites are pretty handy...
     
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    Got one of those single AAA battery led ones on my key ring. Bright as can be but not a lot of distance or area illumination. It’s handy for a lot of things including checking a cap revolvers chambers under the canopy at the gun club.
     
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  9. Shanghai McCoy

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    2300 lumens must be wicked bright.
     
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